Often, the most difficult questions arising from divorce and relationship breakdown relate to finance. It is important to appreciate that divorce only brings the marriage to an end often leaving financial claims relating to your home, savings, pension or business to be resolved.
The family team have significant experience of the options available to them. Gary Watson, the head of the Family Department, is well known and regarded for acting in high-value cases, where questions of valuation are particularly complicated because of the involvement of pensions, trusts or business assets.
How we can help
We will take full details of your situation and offer practical advice tailored to your own circumstances at a time when you need it most. We will advise you of realistic, cost effective outcomes and work with you to achieve them.
We provide all the advice you need on your financial entitlement following the breakdown of a marriage or other relationship and in particular on:
• Maintenance and lump sum payments
• Asset split
• Asset transfer and protection
I’m not married, do I need a solicitor?
It is sensible to take advice following a relationship breakdown. Even if you are not married there may be financial matters (for example the house that you live in or a business that you run) that need resolving and arrangements about the children to be agreed if possible.
Many people talk of “Common-law marriage” after living together for two years, but there is no such thing. We can advise you on the steps to take during a relationship in order to protect you both and also at the end of a relationship to consider whether you have any entitlement to each other’s property or to remain living there with young children.
If it is not possible to reach an agreement we can advise you on the possibility of making an application to the court.
Contact us to find out how we can help.
Gary is one of a very few solicitors in the South West accredited as an Advanced Member of The Law Society's family panel specialising in compl… show more
Kate advises on and deals with all areas of family law including divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements and children. … show more